Convicts: From Trial to Freedom

Kerry Farmer
May 3, 2023
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Speaker's Introduction
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Case Study: Thomas Mills
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Case Study: Robert Mills
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Female Convicts
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About this webinar

Convicts are amongst the best documented Australian early settlers. Learn how you can follow the passage of convict ancestors from the initial reports of their crimes, through trial and transportation and the documentation of their period as a convict in an Australian colony.

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About the speaker

Kerry Farmer is a researcher, presenter and teacher in genealogical studies. She is on the Board of the Society of Australian Genealogists and convenes their Education Committee. Formerly the Director of Australian Studies for the National Institu
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  1. KL
    Karen Lowe
    12 months ago

    A very thorough, helpful talk on tracing Australian convict settlers from the United Kingdom and Ireland across the ocean and through their lives in Australia. Lovely example documents and overviews of the relevant databases in several countries.

  2. MB
    Margaret Balcom
    12 months ago

    Awesome presentation, alot of great information!! Thank you!

  3. LF
    Leandra Ford
    12 months ago

    Very interesting and well organised presentation. Have recently discovered that a brick wall ancestor may have been a convict and I’m trying to find records to prove or disprove. Kerry has covered some resources of which I was previously unaware.

  4. DM
    Dee Mathews
    12 months ago

    Kerry did a wonderful job with this webinar and presented so much information for us to use in researching our ancestors in Australia.

  5. AV
    Ann Vicary
    12 months ago

    good facts to check up and good list of references Thanks

  6. TB
    Therese Beckman
    12 months ago

    Kerry was so interesting and had great research sources. I’m hoping that her lesson may offer some clues to why I have DNA matches in Australia!

  7. LU
    Lyn Underhill
    12 months ago

    Kerry has an excellent knowledge of this subject. Wonderful webinar. I would recommend this webinar to anyone thinking of researching their convict ancestor. Thank you Lyn

  8. AW
    Allison Willis
    12 months ago

    Very Informative!!!


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